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Table 2 Test protocol

From: Tape suture for stabilization of incomplete posterior pelvic ring fractures—biomechanical analysis of a new minimally invasive treatment for incomplete lateral compression pelvic ring fractures

Step 1Loading up to 150 N
Step 2Holding at 150 N for 30 s
Step 3Periodic loading: 20 cycles with a frequency of 0.25 Hz between 150 N and 250 N
Step 4Holding at 250 N for 135 s
Step 5System back to its original position of + 28 mm